Whether it’s epic orchestral, modern or classic pop or one of your favourite movie soundtracks, anything is possible!
Tom works closely with riders to create the best possible music and theme to suit the riding style, tempo and natural rhythm of your horse.
For more information about how the process works and what is involved you can contact Tom by completing the form below.
Part One: Discussion Music Preferences
Freestyle to music composer Tom Hunt is taking you on a journey as he shares the process that goes on behind creating a dressage freestyle! In this series, he works closely with French grand prix rider Antoine Nowakowski to create a grand prix freestyle. In this video, Tom and Antoine share the discussion they have around musical preferences, choosing music to suit the horse, and being able to tell a story with it. .
Part Two: Creating A Freestyle Template
In this video, Freestyle Composer and Producer Tom Hunt shares his method for creating a template for the music, based on the floor plan sent in by Antoine. The template basically signals the phrasing needed for all of the movements - such as volume lift in an extended trot for example. You can listen to the metronome to clearly see the beat changes that Tom uses to fit the music to the pace of the horse.
Part Three: Choosing Your Freestyle Music
In this video, Freestyle Composer and Producer Tom Hunt talks you through how he creates the music for the freestyle by choosing and layering instruments, and how he implements dynamics and volume shifts throughout to highlight particular movements. You will see how he creates music for the piaffe - passage transitions, as well as other parts of the floorplan!